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Jo K.

Great skills, service & attitude, I tutor from math to music

Spartanburg, SC (29302)

Travel radius
15 miles
Hourly fee
$50.00
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I tutor in a wide variety of subjects and run my own music studio teaching piano, voice & any fundamentals of music. I am brand-new to the WyzAnt network but not to tutoring. I had my first student in Music in 2004; I coached her privately in piano for a high school talent show. My private studio has grown since then and I often helped classmates in school subjects in grade school. Currently, I am tutoring beginning Math and students writing papers, through e-mail with openings in-person as well.

Students and teachers both call me bright, willing and able. I tutor with a hands-on approach by asking students questions once they have at least a basic grasp of the subject matter. I find this crucial to their success. They will most likely receive homework from me and need to bring any relevant schoolbooks for the subjects of tutoring. I keep students' attention by being fun and interesting, so they want to return. Contact me to get started!

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Jo’s subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary
Science:
Anthropology, Nutrition, Philosophy, Sociology
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, General Computer, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer)
Language:
Latin
History:
American History, Anthropology, Classics, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Social Studies, World History
Music:
Clarinet, Composition (Music), General Music, Music History, Music Theory, Piano, Sight Singing, Songwriting, Voice (Music)
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Composition (Music), Drawing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Marketing, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th), English, Piano, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Chess, Fitness, Swimming, Yoga
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Grammar, Latin, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer), Proofreading, Public Speaking

Composition (Music)

When it comes to composing music, my greatest strength has been the study of it. Music theory was drilled into me during many years of piano and still helps me today. I mainly write songs, and I am familiar with melody, chordal arrangement, song structure, and even lyrics. I can help you compose.

General Music

As listed in my other blurbs, music is my life and passion. I've played piano since age 6 and delve into anything related to it. Six years of experience in band, symphony, and a rock band has fine-tuned my skills to be as well rounded as possible.

Piano

I have been playing piano since I was six years old. I studied classically for 10 years. Since then, I have branched out to learn improvisation, playing by ear, sight reading, and composition. I mostly use the All-in-One Alfred Series books combined with others and customized instructional sheets I've made. Mostly, I customize your lessons to fit your needs.

Swimming

I have been swimming since the tender age of 4. I started with the normal arm floaties for kids and moved up to kick boards and lessons. Following this, I swam with the YMCA Spartaquatics swim team for a few years. I still swim today when and where I can!

Voice (Music)

I have been singing since I was in grade school. In high school, I sang in a traveling Glee Club. Then I began playing piano by ear (instead of just reading music) and learning to sing pop music. I have had four semesters of singing lessons at the college level in my Music Major.

Since then, I have taught privately for a few years and use The Basics of Singing and The Performer Prepares books, warm-up sheets, and Anne Peckam's singing technique DVD (from Berklee College in Boston). I will also work with material of your choice.

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Education

USC-Upstate, Spartanburg, SC (Commercial Music)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jo will travel within 15 miles of Spartanburg, SC 29302.

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